Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin has been a Trustee of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation since May of 2016.
Ambassador Levin is a Distinguished Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs where she facilitates connections for the Council with the government and business leaders on a variety of political, economic, and environmental issues. She also serves as an advisor for the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago.
Levin was the 65th Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of the Netherlands from 2009-2011. Her parents were Dutch Jews who fled from the Netherlands to Suriname in 1942 and emigrated to the US in 1948, shortly before she was born.
Ambassador Levin’s prior professional roles include serving as a senior consultant at Res Publica Group, Vice President for External Affairs at the Field Museum, and a legal advisor to the Illinois State Board of Education. Her professional career includes 20 years in private practice representing primarily school boards, private and public colleges, and social service agencies. Ambassador Levin holds, or has held, numerous board positions with organizations, including the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, WWCI (WTTW-WFMT), the East Bank Club, the Chicago Board of U.S. Bank, DePaul University, the Buck Institute for Research on Aging (Novato, CA), the Foundation for the National Archives (Washington, DC), and the Roosevelt Institute (New York, NY). She has served as a member of Chicago’s Host Committee for the 2012 NATO Summit and chaired the Arts Alliance Illinois Board of Directors.
Ambassador Levin is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Russian language and literature. She received her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law. She resides in Winnetka, Illinois with her husband, Daniel Levin, Chairman of The Habitat Company and CEO of East Bank Club.